[council] Position on NCA seatings

Gomes, Chuck cgomes at verisign.com
Wed Oct 14 12:42:22 UTC 2009

Thanks Bill.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-council at gnso.icann.org 
> [mailto:owner-council at gnso.icann.org] On Behalf Of William Drake
> Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 4:47 AM
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> Subject: [council] Position on NCA seatings
> Hi,
> Ok, I've consulted with the current and incoming NCSG 
> councilors, as well as the current and incoming NCUC Exec. 
> Committee.  I have yet to hear back from two of the three 
> board appointees who'll be seated in Seoul (not surprising, 
> being new to the process and not yet comfortably ensconced in 
> office etc), but everyone else is unanimous and it's been a 
> week since the council call, so I'll report back now.
> Our position is that the lottery results should stand.  The 
> council agreed to a process, and Avri followed it just as the 
> motion called for.  We do not believe that it a good practice 
> to agree to all follow a process and then toss its results 
> because someone's first preference is not realized.  If there 
> were second thoughts about how we were proceeding, these 
> should have been expressed and worked out prior to the 
> lottery deadline.  But nobody challenged it, and only one of 
> four SGs clearly expressed a preference on the list before 
> the default was to kick in.
> Cheers,
> Bill

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